Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests positive for Coronvirus, admitted in Medanta

Avatar Written by August 4, 2020 19:06

New Delhi: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Pradhan has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram for treatment.

Pradhan is the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel.

2nd Union Minister to get diagnosed with Covid-19

Dharmendra Pradhan is the second Union Minister to have tested positive for Covid-19. Just days before, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had tested positive for the infectious disease.

Both are being treated at the same hospital – Medanta in Gurugram.

Other senior politicians who contracted the virus include Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka Chief
Minister BS Yediyurappa and former Karnataka CM Siddharamaiah.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has also been diagnosed with the infection and is being treated at the private hospital.